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A Most Excellent Race 2021

The run will be held both in-person and virtually!

Join us Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville to support our camp’s
recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. 

10K Run     |     5K Run     |     5K Walk     |     1 Mile Walk

Please join us for the Achievement Centers for Children’s 31st Annual A Most Excellent Race …

A Hybrid* Event at Camp Cheerful, Strongsville, Ohio!


*What’s a Hybrid Race?

We are offering two options to participate in A Most Excellent Race: participating in-person at Camp Cheerful on June 27 OR signing up on line and participating at any time/day up to June 27th (you choose your own course and report your time, if you wish).

In-Person – We’ve missed you and would love to share some fresh air and sunshine!  The race will be held at Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, Ohio (15000 Cheerful Ln,) and will offer a fast course run on roads winding through, and around, the camp’s beautiful 52 acres.

Virtual – If you opt for participating virtually, just complete the entire distance (1 mile, 5k or 10k) either in one go or break it up into multiple days – it’s up to you! This is a great option for families, novice runners and all of our most excellent participants!

If you would like your finish time posted on the results section of the race website, please email Neal Neroni at Hermes Cleveland. Make sure to include which distance you ran or walked and submit by Monday, June 28th.


Registration for A Most Excellent Race is:

In-Person – $30 in advance (before June 20) and $35 after

Virtual – $35 (to cover t-shirt shipping within the US).

Peer to Peer fundraising has always been the key to success of our event. We provide everything you need to set up a web page so you can ask friends, family and social media followers to support your efforts with a donation to the Achievement Centers for Children.

Donations – If you would like to make a donation to Camp Cheerful or the Achievement Centers for Children, Click Here (and, thank you)!

Online registration will close Saturday, June 26th.

Please encourage your friends and family to join us – a hybrid event participant can live anywhere!

Show your support!

When you complete your run/walk (either virtually or at camp), take a selfie and post it on your social media.  Please tag the Achievement Centers for Children (on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) with the hashtag #ACCRace.

Your support helps the Achievement Centers for Children and Camp Cheerful provide recreational services to children and adults with disabilities. Thank you for your generous support!

Become a 2021 Race Sponsor

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Check out photos from the 2019 in-person race.

"Thanks for encouraging me to join you in A Most Excellent Race. What a wonderful way to teach me and others about the heartfelt and life-changing work ACC provides."

2018 Runner

Contact for more information

Deborah Osgood

Marketing and Development
216-292-9700 ext. 224

 Thank you to our generous sponsors for the 2020 A Most Excellent Race!


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